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25th Anniversary Photo Contest and Exhibit

As part of our 25th anniversary, we hosted a photo contest inviting the public to show how they connect to nature in Southern California.

Sea star on rock with purple coral.

The winning photos, along with the winners of a staff contest, are displayed in a photo exhibit called Connecting to Nature on the second floor of the Aquarium near the entrance of the Tropical Pacific Gallery.

Contest Winners

A Hike in Griffith Park

Aerial view of trail and city in the background Credit: Kat Acosta

Spider looking at the camera

Eye Contact Credit: Robert Gonzales

Duck and ducklings by side of pond

A Devoted Mother: Twenty Ducklings and their Protector Credit: Andrew Hilleary

Squirrel eating flowers

Time to Munch Credit: Josh Jewell

Child holding kelp and looking at camera

Carpinteria State Beach Credit: Christine McElhinney

Sunset on beach with figure in distance

Sunset in Seal Beach Credit: Payton Miller

Large bird in flight

Liberation Credit: Vincent Nguyen

poppy field on side of mountain with lake in background

Wildflower Trail Credit: Jeff Nigro

Large fish and diver

Always be Ready Credit: Casey Yoern

Black and white of pelican side view

Catch of the Day Credit: Ashlee Eakin

Orca popping up out of the water with mouth open

Lucky to Witness Credit: Megan Hillyer

Aquarium Discounts

Aquarium coupons at Baker’s through November